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Neighborhood Profiles
Traditionally, the limestone-clad blocks of prewar co-ops and townhouses bordering Central Park and lining Park Avenue have been the most expensive and sought-after shelter in town. Nothing comes close to the prices up here. But go further east and it's much a different story. Once dismissed as a postcollege dormitory for frat types bunking up to save a buck, the Upper East Side, east of Lexington Avenue, has morphed into a neighborhood of nesting professionals. At the same time, the neighborhood’s less-than-chic reputation has kept rental prices in check, making it a relative bargain given the number of restaurants and high-end boutiques that line its avenues — and the East River parks that line its shore. — MORGAN GOLDBERG AND TARA MANDY

In our archive
Best of New York: Upper East Side (March 25, 2002)
Real Estate 2001: Upper East Side (March 12, 2001)
Apartment Prices
Sample prices taken from the 2002 Apartment Guide.

Studios: $250K -$400K
One-bedrooms: $300K -$800K
Two-bedrooms: $600K - $1.5M
Classic sixes: $1.3M-$1.8M
Classic sixes (Fifth Avenue): $2M-$5M
Classic sevens: $1.7M-$2.5M
Classic sevens (Fifth Avenue): $3M-$5M
Townhouse: $2M-$9M
Real Estate Listings

Offsite resources

Property management in Yorkville
Tudor Realty

The Schools

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Elementary and Middle Schools

School District 2

High Schools

Vanguard High School

The Academy of Environmental Science Secondary School

High School of Art and Design

Manhattan International School

Talent Unlimited High School

Urban Academy

Richard R. Green High School of Teaching

Life Sciences Secondary School

School Reports
Board of Ed site (in PDF format)

Offsite resources

Weekly Crime Stats (in PDF format)
Precinct 19 (Upper East Side, Yorkville, Lenox Hill, and Roosevelt Island): 153 E. 67th St., 212-452-0600
The Scene
Daniel: Daniel Boulud triumphs with why-didn't-anyone-else-think-of-it culinary feats.

JoJo: The once-staid townhouse where Vongerichten first stunned gourmands has undergone a French-bordello remake.

Orsay: A cheery brasserie for former Mortimer's regulars.

Bemelmans Bar: A bastion of old-fashioned romance, with live piano music and Ludwig Bemelmans' famous murals.

Bandol: A très gentil wine bar for those who follow taste rather than trend.

Trinity Pub: A welcome refuge for drinkers who've outgrown the usual Upper East Side bar crawl.

Other Helpful (or Interesting) Websites

Offsite resources
Community District Profile: Government statistics on the area.

Community Board 8

Sponsor Directory
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